TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Communication Systems and Networks

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Computer Science, Media Studies, Journalism, Film, Information Engineering, Communications, Communications Systems, Communications Engineering and Technology
English & German
Winter semester: 31 Mar/12 Aug
Summer semester: 31 Oct, 15 Jan - 06 Feb
Application Deadlines
1.5 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in the field of natural sciences or technology and engineering. A program is deemed suitable if its curriculum includes a minimum of 110 credits in the fields of mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, and computer science.

Required ECTS credits: 210.

If applicants do not meet all requirements stated above, they can only be admitted under the condition that they make up for missing prerequisites before registering for the Master's thesis. To do so, they are required to take certain courses at the Bachelor's level. This is usually the case if an applicant has an undergraduate degree worth less than 210 credits or if less than 110 credits were obtained in a suitable field.

The nature and scope of these conditions are individually determined by the Examination Board based on the courses taken in the undergraduate program. Admission to the Master's program will be denied if the applicant has obtained less than 80 credits in the core fields stated above or if he/she fails to meet the requirements regarding the minimum required grade.

Applicants who have not yet graduated from a suitable undergraduate program may be admitted and enrolled if they proof at the time of application that they are:

  1. Less than 30 credits away from graduating, i.e. if they have accumulated at least 150 out of 180 credits in a 6-semester program or 180 out of 210 credits in a 7-semester program.

In such cases, applicants are required to submit proof of their graduation with a final grade of 2.3 or better by the end of the re-registration period for the 2nd semester. Failing to do so will result in their removal from the register of students.

GPA Rate 2.30

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min 550
min 213
min 80
min 6
min DSH 2
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with prior enrollment of at least one year in a university program with English as language of instruction, prior schooling of at least one year with English as language of instruction, completion of a suitable degree program which includes courses in "Technical English" worth at least 3 credits (this specifically includes the degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at TH Köln), or by being a native speaker of English. Students need to provide evidence of their English-language proficiency by the time of application for the master's program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 01 (German)February 01 (EU)February 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:December 01 (German)September 01 (EU)September 01 (Non EU)
Spring semester:
In 10 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:

€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

Please send the following application documents by post to uni-assist in Berlin:

  1. Please write down your uni-assist applicant number (for example on your copy of your passport). 
  2. Officially certified copy of the secondary school leaving certificate and - if applicable - the university entrance examination (original language and translation if necessary)
  3. If applicable: officially certified copy of the course achievements and upon completion of the course, your final certificate (original language and translation if necessary).
  4. If you have completed a preparatory course: officially certified copy of the assessment test certificate.
  5. Applicants with certificates from China, Mongolia (until 2018), and Vietnam: original GSP certificate.
  6. Officially certified copy of your proof of sufficient knowledge of German (not required for English-language courses, instead, proof of English knowledge).
  7. Tabular CV.
  8. Copy of your passport - page with personal data
  9. If the name changes: a copy of the certificate (for example, through a marriage certificate).
  10. Motivational letter.


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